10 March 2006

New Product Manager and other appointments made by Mares

Mares Diving, a division of Head USA, today announces three personnel changes.

Enrico Romeo, current Product Manager of Diving for Mares Diving in Norwalk has been promoted to Sales Manager for South America and will relocate to Mares worldwide HQ in Rapallo, Italy.

Monica Sullender named Product Manager for Diving.

Monica Sullender, has been appointed Product Manager of Diving for the Mares Diving division of HEAD USA, based in Norwalk, CT. Monica has relocated from Mares worldwide HQ in Rapallo, Italy where she was formerly involved in product development for the North American market and instrumental in the development of Mares She Dives Collection, a collection of diving products specifically designed for women. Prior to joining Mares in 2004, Monica was a store Manager for Ocean Enterprises based in San Diego, California.

Sullender will report to Phil Mintz, Director of Sales and Marketing. In her role, Sullender will manage the North American product assortment and interface with HQ on product requirements specific to the North American markets.

Scott Cook has been appointed Warranty Service Technician of Diving, for the Mares Diving division of HEAD USA. In his new role Scott will handle warranty and service for diving products and respond to dealer inquiries and technical questions. Scott recently returned from HQ in Rapallo Italy where he completed regulator training and instruction to repair and service Mares regulators and conduct certification and training for our diving customers. The Mares Service Center is located in Baltimore, MD at the Head USA distribution center.

Scott's most recent position was as Senior Service Technician for La Cimbali espresso machines. He has seventeen years of experience in deep sea diving supervision and diesel mechanics and spent several years as a Deep Sea Diving Supervisor for the U.S. Naval Station and Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Scott lives in Arnold, Maryland with his wife and children.

HEAD USA is part of the HEAD NV Group, which is based in the Netherlands and listed on the New York and Vienna Stock exchanges. The HEAD NV Group is a worldwide sporting goods company that manufactures and markets products under the HEAD brand (racquet and winter sports), Penn (world's #1 tennis ball and racquet ball brand), and Tyrolia (wintersports bindings), in addition to the three diving brands (Mares, Dacor and Sporasub).

HEAD NV's Chairman is Johan Eliasch. The telephone number for the Diving Division is 203 855 0631; fax 203 866 9573; website www.mares.com. For HEAD USA information, log onto www.head.com

Source: www.sportdiver.com


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